Dometic 6.7 cf fridge performance - Page 14 - Escape Trailer Owners Community

Go Back   Escape Trailer Owners Community > Escape Tech > Problem Solving | Owners helping each other
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 07-09-2014, 11:55 PM   #131
Site Team
 
cpaharley2008's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: York, Pennsylvania
Trailer: 2016 2ndGen Escape 19' PRAIRIE SCHOONER pulled by 2014 Ram Hemi/8sp
Posts: 13,663
Quote:
Originally Posted by jamie beers View Post
Took my trailer to a service center to have fridge checked out. LP pressure was at 9.5" WC, they changed it to 11" WC. Now getting temperatures under 40 degrees F in the fridge, on propane.
Is there a list someplace of qualified Dometic service centers and how expensive was the increase in pressure? I'd like to get mine checked...
__________________

__________________
Jim
The two most important days in your life are the day you were born and the day you find out why………..Mark Twain
cpaharley2008 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2014, 12:13 AM   #132
Commercial Member
 
tractors1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Hillsboro, Oregon
Trailer: 2014 Escape 21 - "Felicity"
Posts: 2,326
Quote:
Originally Posted by hotfishtacos View Post
Charlie, I'm thinking that two or three of the fans like I put inside the refrigerator would be great installed up in the exhaust vent. Those fans are real quiet, pull a lot of air and two of them only pull .1 amps....hmmmm?!!
My thoughts also. Definitely would make for a good Widget Works product. I'll be at ETI next week and have a chance to investigate the mounting options. A shroud/plenum to direct the fan suck across the fins should be pretty simple to vacuum form - the trick will be in the mounting.
__________________

__________________
Charlie Y

Need custom storage to your design? Don't drill holes!
www.RVWidgetWorks.com
tractors1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2014, 01:01 AM   #133
Senior Member
 
jamie beers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Vancouver, BC, British Columbia
Trailer: 19'
Posts: 318
Quote:
Originally Posted by cpaharley2008 View Post
Is there a list someplace of qualified Dometic service centers and how expensive was the increase in pressure? I'd like to get mine checked...
I found a nearby service center using a section on the Dometic website. When I initially called the shop to explain my situation, and ask if there is a charge to inspect my fridge, they quoted me $50.

Final charge was $50 + tax ( which is half of an hour's rate for them). They had the trailer for 4 days, tested it on propane and 120V, and the fellow made several phone calls to Dometic as well.

Some forum members made their own device to test the gas pressure, if you're up for that.
jamie beers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2014, 07:57 AM   #134
Senior Member
 
Kountrykamper's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Middle, Tennessee
Trailer: 2017 Escape 19' #2
Posts: 1,442
Quote:
Originally Posted by hotfishtacos View Post
Charlie, I have the 4.3 unit and it came with two fans installed by Escape that was standard equipment, not an option. It had a thermostat buried in the top condenser coils that turned on the fans. I bypassed the thermostat on mine and put it on a switch inside so I can turn them on anytime I want. Personally I've tested them during hot weather and never measured any functional benefit from them in my trailer. They are also a little noisy.

I also think the top exhaust vent is where to pull that air out. Make sure you get the vent setup Reace was referring to so that the air gets directed properly. Let us know what you eventually do and how it works out.
Steve

Where did you find the thermostat? I have the same fridge with factory fan that never comes on and can not locate the thermostat.

Thanks
__________________
Tom
Kountrykamper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2014, 12:05 PM   #135
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Escondido, California
Trailer: 2012 Escape 19'
Posts: 874
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kountrykamper View Post
Steve

Where did you find the thermostat? I have the same fridge with factory fan that never comes on and can not locate the thermostat.

Thanks
The non-adjustable thermostat is attached to a small bracket which is attached to the upper coils behind the refrigerator. It is very hard to see. I had to use mirrors to look up from the lower vent. It may be more visible if you remove the upper vent cover.
__________________
480 Amps 12VDC Battery Capacity,
350 Watts Adjustable Solar Panels,
2500 Watt Inverter;
"Want Some Ice Cubes?, "Want a Frozen Margarita?", Want a Jump?"
hotfishtacos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2014, 12:18 PM   #136
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Trailer: 2013 Escape 19
Posts: 235
Steve,
Sounds like from Reaces post we will all be working on our frigs baffles soon. The fans you got from escape sound like the Texas fan option. Have you looked in your outside vent (lower) to see if you have a fan there? A lot of us have them, mine has never come on, and I'm sure it has gotten hot enough in New Mexico. I removed my upper vent cover this am and didn't have any more fans in there......oh well. Do you have a piece of plywood in your lower vent area going up at an angle from the top of the opening?
FYI the upper vent has a non-removal screen under the cover. My screws were starting to rust and 2 of the hole plugs were missing.

Dave
dave1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2014, 01:17 PM   #137
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: _, Texas
Trailer: Escape 5.0 SA
Posts: 545
Dave1,
Perhaps you have an on/off switch that ETI installed that is currently in the off position. Mine is behind the lower vent mounted on the left side.
daveandsandyclink is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2014, 01:34 PM   #138
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Trailer: 2013 Escape 19
Posts: 235
Quote:
Originally Posted by daveandsandyclink View Post
Dave1,
Perhaps you have an on/off switch that ETI installed that is currently in the off position. Mine is behind the lower vent mounted on the left side.
David,

I looked didn't see any switch. This fan is part of the 4.3 frig and listed in the parts sheet. I didn't know about the Texas fan option when ordering. I did see what might be a thermostat in the fins when I looked from above this am. Maybe it's never been hot enough........yeah right!
Thanks for the suggestion

Dave
dave1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2014, 01:36 PM   #139
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Escondido, California
Trailer: 2012 Escape 19'
Posts: 874
Quote:
Originally Posted by dave1 View Post
Steve,
Sounds like from Reaces post we will all be working on our frigs baffles soon. The fans you got from escape sound like the Texas fan option. Have you looked in your outside vent (lower) to see if you have a fan there? A lot of us have them, mine has never come on, and I'm sure it has gotten hot enough in New Mexico. I removed my upper vent cover this am and didn't have any more fans in there......oh well. Do you have a piece of plywood in your lower vent area going up at an angle from the top of the opening?
FYI the upper vent has a non-removal screen under the cover. My screws were starting to rust and 2 of the hole plugs were missing.

Dave
Hi Dave! My fans never turned on either which is why I started investigating. I did see two fans mounted to the back of the refrigerator when I looked, tied to the non-adjustable thermostat. The baffle I made from "Reflectix" bent to direct the air through the refrigerator coils as it goes up the backside of the unit. I'm interested to see what Reace proposes and think some insulation on the inside fiberglass would help. I removed the plywood piece that was there from the factory.
__________________
480 Amps 12VDC Battery Capacity,
350 Watts Adjustable Solar Panels,
2500 Watt Inverter;
"Want Some Ice Cubes?, "Want a Frozen Margarita?", Want a Jump?"
hotfishtacos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2014, 02:36 PM   #140
Commercial Member
 
tractors1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Hillsboro, Oregon
Trailer: 2014 Escape 21 - "Felicity"
Posts: 2,326
Not real sure I'd want Reflectix in the burner area unless it was mounted well. It is flammable plastic..................
__________________

__________________
Charlie Y

Need custom storage to your design? Don't drill holes!
www.RVWidgetWorks.com
tractors1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off






» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:00 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.